Melatonin (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Melatonin should be used with caution with medications like aspirin, heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenax (Voltaren), and meloxicam (Mobic) because they increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on melatonin to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether melatonin enters breast milk. It is best for nursing mothers to avoid using melatonin.


Medscape: Melatonin (Herbs/Suppl) N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, pineal hormone

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/10/2014

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